Former CIA spy Bob Ho takes on his toughest assignment to date: looking after his girlfriend's three kids (who haven't exactly warmed to their mom's beau). When one of the youngsters accidentally downloads a top-secret formula, Bob's longtime nemesis, a Russian terrorist, pays a visit to the family. Written by
Jackie Chan is an Icon, I am a fan of his... his films have always entertained, hell ya, he was entertaining even if the material wasn't. However, Chan's solo-hero return disappoints in 'The Spy Next Door'.
Chan plays a ex-spy who turns a babysitter of 3, the idea itself is a copy and paste 'Pacifier', which offers nothing new. The film begins well, but slips right after 30-minutes into the film. Brain Levant's direction is mundane, and the writing is flawed. Surprisingly, even the Action is is very okay. In acting, Chan looks least interested, though he can still pull of the stunts, at least, some of it. George Lopez is wasted. Billy Ray Cyrus throws a few expressions here and there. Amber Valletta is passable.
'The Spy Next Door' is a major letdown, it doesn't offer solid entertainment!
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